nick malcolm trumpeter

Creative Orchestra, Manchester

13th October 2014

Have just got back from a fantastic four days in Manchester with this new project. Conducted by bassist and Loose Tubes founder Steve Berry, the group consisted of seventeen musicians, many of whom wrote new pieces (including me!). We had a cracking gig at Band on the Wall on Sunday night, from which I'll hope to be able to post some video/audio soon. A real privilege to get to write something for a larger group (including strings) for such a great group of musicians. Very much looking forward to doing it again!

EFG London Jazz Festival Shows

10th September 2014

Excited to announce three gigs at the EFG London Jazz Festival. Moonlight Saving Time will be playing Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho on Monday 17th November, Alphabets will be at the Servants Jazz Quarters on Wednesday 19th November and finally the Nick Malcolm Quartet will be playing the Royal Festival Hall Foyer at 2pm on Saturday 22nd November. See you there!


'Beyond These Voices' Reviews

9th September 2014

Really grateful to have received some cracking reviews for the new record. Jazzwise:

The Independent:

and from Phil Meadows in Jazz UK:

as well as some online:


We also got a lovely write up of our album launch gig at the Vortex on June 2nd from Richard Williams on his blog 'The Blue Moment':


NM Quartet Tour Dates

10th Apri 2014

Really looking forward to our tour to promote the new album. The final details are on the dates section of the site and on the flyer below

NM Quartet on Jazz on 3

25th Feb 2014

Thanks to everyone who tuned into the quartet on Jazz on 3 last night! You can listen again until next Monday here:

The new album has just gone off to the printers and should be here in about three weeks. Check the 'dates' section of the site for our tour throughout May and June. I'm very pleased with the music on the record which I think is a lovely extension of what we were doing on the first album. Meanwhile here's a preview of the beautiful artwork by Olie's brother, Jethro Brice (http://www.jethrobrice.com) and liner notes by Liam Noble (http://www.liamnoble.co.uk)

Nick Malcolm CD

Big love,

Nick x

Nick Malcolm front Glimmers cover

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“Blurring the lines between composition and improvisation the quietly adventurous music of Glimmers deserves to establish Nick Malcolm as a significant presence on the UK jazz scene.”



Nick Malcolm is an original, exciting and heart-felt improviser. His rich, warm sound and sense of improvisational daring inform each and every musical situation and he plays with a total commitment to the music in the moment, whatever the stylistic context.

His main group, the Nick Malcolm Quartet, features pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Olie Brice and drummer Mark Whitlam. They play original compositions combining the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation. They have performed at Manchester, Ealing, Oxford and Bristol Jazz festivals and have toured nationally with Jazz Services Support. Their first album,‘Glimmers’, was released to glowing reviews in May 2012 on FMR records. BBC Radio 3's flagship jazz programme Jazz on 3, broadcast a gig of the quartet's in February 2014. They are shortly to release their second album, 'Beyond These Voices' on Green Eyes Records and will be touring nationally in support of its release in May and June 2014.

Nick also co-leads the improvising trio 'Alphabet' with cellist Hannah Marshall and Kenny Wheeler Award winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella as well as his own trio 'Our Own Decay' with Vibraphonist Corey Mwamba and drummer Simon Roth. He has played at the 606 Club, Brecon, Cheltenham, Glastonbury and Oxford Festivals, Kings Place, London Jazz Cafe, Cafe Oto and Ronnie Scotts and is a member of vocalist Emily Wright’s ‘Moonlight Saving Time’ (recently selling out Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho). He has worked with musicians as diverse as Roger Turner, Gail Brand, Dominic Lash, Get The Blessing's Jake McMurchie, Guillaume Viltard, Shabaka Hutchings, Kevin Figes and in May 2013 toured the UK with British Folk stars Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray. In November 2013 he was chosen to take part in Take Five Edition IX, a professional development scheme for emerging creative jazz musicians run by Serious.

He has studied with Chris Batchelor, Dave Wickins and Ralph Alessi and teaches jazz trumpet at Wells Cathedral School.

'...a supremely gifted musician...a trumpet player for the twenty first century fully conversant with the post-war history of his instrument...wow!' - BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

'...fierce musical intelligence and wonderful openness to each other [in this] deliciously original album...' - JAZZWISE

'[Glimmers] deserves to establish Nick Malcolm as a significant presence on the UK jazz scene...' - JAZZMANN

‘Malcolm’s playing becomes magisterial, stripping and deconstructing the bare bones of the tune...’ - VENUE MAGAZINE

‘Phenomenal tonal control...’ - OXFORD TIMES

'The trumpet technique is impressively controlled, and he finds original things to play on the simplest songs. The quartet is a marvel of invention and interaction...' - MOSTLY JAZZ IN BRISTOL



16th October 2014 : w/ Dominic Lash's Consorts

8.30pm, 100 Years Gallery, Bethnal Green

17th October 2014 : w/ Dominic Lash's Consorts

8.30pm, Cafe Kino, Bristol

18th October 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time

8.30pm, Aberjazz, Fishguard

19th October 2014 : w/ Adam Fairhall @ Manchester Literary Festival

8pm, Matt & Phred's, Manchester

21st October 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time

8.30pm, St Ives Jazz

22nd October 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time

8.30pm, South Devon Arts, Calstock

23rd October 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time

8.30pm, Soundcellar, Poole

29th October 2014 : Tom Hewsom Quintet

8.30pm, E17 Jazz, Walthamstow

2nd November 2014 : Bristol Afrobeat Project

8.30pm, The Trinity, Bristol

17th November 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

8.30pm, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

19th November 2014 : Alphabets LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

8.30pm, Servants Jazz Quarters, Dalston

22nd November 2014 : Nick Malcolm Quartet LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

4pm, Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

4th December 2014 : Greg Cordez Quintet

10pm, After Hours @ St Georges, Bristol

6th December 2014 : W/ Robert Stillman's Archaic Future Players

8.30pm, Brighton

7th December 2014 : Alphabets

8.30pm, Lume @ The Vortex, Dalston

26th February 2015 : Nick Malcolm Quartet W/ COREY MWAMBA

8pm, Jazz Nursery, The Golden Hinde, London

3rd April 2015 : Nick Malcolm Quartet Double Bill w/ Laura Jurd Quartet

8pm, The Con Cellar Bar, London

21st May 2015 : w/ Gail Brand Sextet

8pm, Splinter Jazz, Newcastle

10th July 2014 : Eliza Carthy & Wayward Daughter

10pm, Ely Festival

As leader

Nick Malcolm Quartet

NM - Trumpet, Alexander Hawkins - Piano, Olie Brice - Bass, Ric Yarborough - Drums


NM - Trumpet, Hannah Marshall - cello, Lauren Kinsella - Voice

Our Own Decay

NM - Trumpet, Corey Mwamba - Vibraphone, Simon Roth - Drums

As sideman

Moonlight Saving Time

Emily Wright - Voice, NM - Trumpet, Dale Hambridge - piano, Will Harris - Bass, Mark Whitlam - Drums

Dan Wood's 'Played Twice'

Dan Wood - Piano, NM - Trumpet, George Crowley - Tenor, Olie Brice - Bass, Simon Roth - Drums

Tom Hewsom Quintet

Tom Hewsom - Piano, NM - Trumpet, George Crowley - Tenor, Fergus Ireland - Bass, James Maddren - Drums

Greg Cordez Quintet

Greg Cordez - Bass, NM - Trumpet, Jake McMurchie - Tenor, Jim Blomfield, Mark Whitlam - Drums

Bristol Afrobeat Project

Fela, Tony Allen


Afrobeat, Latin


A link to some writing on various jazz and improvisation related topics....
Improv Slog



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